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ANIMAL HOARDER: School Adopts Bunny

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The Davis County Sheriff expects charges soon for a man who allegedly hoarded animals.

The sheriff says deputies are still questioning people about the animals’ care.

Authorities found 322 animals at Roger Blew’s home in Drakesville comprising of 30 different types. Sixty of them were dead.

The animals are being cared for and adopted out by the Animal Rescue League in Des Moines.

One animal has made its way into a Des Moines school. Windsor Elementary 4th graders are fostering a rabbit until it’s adopted.

The students have had foster rabbits before but this is different. Their teacher says they have to be patient because she just had six babies on Friday.

The students named the momma bunny “Hope” because she now has a fresh start in life.

“We talked a lot about this and the reason we ended up with her isn’t just a regular foster situation, that we need to be extra cautious, be extra quiet,” teacher Sarah Johnson said.

Johnson says the bunnies will be in the classroom for about three weeks.


  • Marcia Gunderson

    Should never put a towel or rug in a rabbit cage. They will chew on it and it will choke them . Please tell them to add hay or straw to the cage for bedding. Also if they put a pan of cat litter they will use it like cats. Thank You

  • William Denison

    1.Combine flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a bowl, and set aside. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Coat each piece of rabbit with the seasoned flour mixture, and cook in the hot oil for 3 to 5 minutes per side, until the rabbit pieces are golden brown. Remove the rabbit from the skillet and set aside.
    2.Preheat an oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
    3.Mix together the mushroom soup, mushrooms, garlic, Italian seasoning, and water in a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat.
    4.Place the browned rabbit pieces in a large roasting pan or Dutch oven with a lid, and cover the rabbit with the carrots and potatoes. Pour the mushroom sauce over the rabbit, carrots, and potatoes, cover, and bake in the preheated oven for 1 1/2 hours, until the rabbit and vegetables are tender and the sauce is bubbling.

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